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Related to the creation and usage of paper wallets, mostly used for cold storage.

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Newbie with running full-node (Bitcoin-Core): Commands to import wallet with passphrase from external USB stick? Sweep paper wallet

command attempts failed: which console-commands(linux-desktop) to import external USB stick wallet(with passphrase) created by earlier version of (linux) bitcoin core? How to sweep paper wallet (with ...
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Claimed Bitcoin before high security

I claimed a paper wallet on Crypto.com before the high security went into affect. I am unable to get into my account and access my currency. Pass phrases, I.D., s.s., were not part of the process at ...
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Generate Paper Wallet using Electrum

Question: How do I generate a BTC paper wallet from an Electrum wallet. Context: I have created a new wallet in Electrum and transferred a small amount of BTC there. That is the only transaction that ...
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How to write down an entire Bitcoin Core wallet through text

I have unclear ideas and I write because I would like some good soul to clear them up. I'm looking for a way to be able to recover a wallet created with Bitcoin Core, having only a short sequence of ...
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old paper wallet shows missing balance after import; hacked? Bug? Confused?

I have an old (2014) paper wallet I've deposited coins into over the years. I have another paper wallet that was generated around the same time, but wasn't used until last year. I just finished ...
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Is this a good recommendation as secure way to generate paper wallet via iOS app for non-technical user?

I have suggested to a non-technical friend to use this as a way to generate a paper wallet using an iphone. I'm trying to see if there are any pitfalls. I have used the air-gapped PC method for myself ...
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Long-term present in a form of cryptocurrency for newborn

Lets go... I am relatively new to to world of crypto. Have some experience with Binance, last few weeks. My friend had a son, and I want to give him a little different present - crypto investment in a ...
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i lost my paper wallet with the qr code but i have atm receipt

I went to a store and used am ATM-Lnk bitcoin atm. Then i went to the counter and purchased a vape I must have left the reciept with the qr code on the counter I got about 2 miles away when i realized ...
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BIP39 English Word List

Looking through the 2048 words on the English BIP39 list on GitHub, I could see there are lots of words that differ from one or more others by just one letter. This is inherently weak as it is too ...
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What does a wallet do?

What are the actual requirements for a bitcoin transaction? Not the simple inputs, outputs, verification or amounts, but in the technical sense; what does your wallet do? Everything I read says you ...
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How can i trace a transaction where my bitcoin has been withdrawn from my paper wallet?

My bitcoin has been stolen from my paper wallet, can I track where its gone and is it possible to do so with my paper wallet?
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"Sweep failed" message when sweeping a paper wallet into a Bitcoin.com wallet

I have a bunch of coin in BTC cold storage (paper wallets). And for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to sweep them out of there. The best attempt I've had so far was to download the Bitcoin....
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How to correctly create and import a SegWit paper wallet

I use Bitcoin Core to create SegWit paper wallets for friends and family. After creating the wallet via the GUI, the steps I take are as follows: getnewaddress # Carry this public key back to the ...
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Importing a private key (paper wallet) to Bitcoin Core client, while offline, is not actually importing

Trying to import a paper wallet to bitcoin core, while not having a fully synced node. I've used: importprivkey 1Lblablablablabla "MyLabel" false It returns "null", which I ...
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Easy, low fee way to move fro one paper wallet to another?

Newbie here. I am looking for an online wallet that will support me to import Bitcoin paper wallets, then sweep each one to a new paper wallet, at the lowest fee. I had a few accounts from three years ...
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Selling bitcoin from a paper wallet

I'm looking to sell bitcoin from a paper wallet into fiat. So far my research is suggesting that a good way of doing this may be to transfer the paper wallet to LocalBitcoins wallet and sell from ...
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How to move paper wallet funds to another wallet

I have an old paper wallet and private key. I want to transfer bitcoin from this wallet to another wallet? How can I accomplish this? I tried this on coinbase for example by going to: I click “...
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How can I convert my private key from bitaddress.org to WIF without putting the key into a website or a programme?

Rule number 1 says: don't put your private key into any website or programme, unless you're performing a transfer. This way you won't be robbed. Then, I want to "sweep" my money off a paper ...
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What's the deal with "legacy" and "segwit" wallets?

I'm new to bitcoin, but I've already read about "legacy" and "segwit" wallets. At the beginning, I created a segwit wallet, given that it was described as a new standard. But then ...
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Starting bitcoind for the express purpose of creating a wallet?

Referencing this solution: My favorite method: grab out a old/unused pc/mac install a linux over usb (maybe Talis) (make sure your USB stick is clean!) download a recent version of bitcoin-core (...
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What needs to be written down for a paper wallet?

I'm installing bitcoin-core with snap on Ubuntu for a dry-run at generating a paper wallet. Perhaps naively, I thought to "write down" something like: nicholas@mordor:~/bitcoin$ nicholas@...
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Are all 'metal wallets' functionally equivalent?

Within the context of wallets, is it correct that a metal bitcoin wallet needs to store both public and private keys? I'm looking at some metal wallets and want to clarify that the're all basically ...
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How can I sign a bitcoin address that is on a paper wallet?

I have a bitcoin address that shows I held the BTC prior to December 2019. I need to verify this but as the address refers to a paper wallet I don't seem to be able to do so. If I move the coin to ...
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Recovery from theft - Tracing money to exchanges

I created a paper wallet on bitcoinpaperwallet.com and lost all my coins. Only later did I google to realize this is all a scam. The coins were moved on the 22nd Aug. can anything be done? Pls help, I ...
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Bitcoin Core private key import

I would like to import the private keys from a multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. My aim is to convert the paper wallet to an electronic wallet and to be able to export the corresponding wallet....
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Electrum & BitAddress Wallets Creation

Can anyone please tell me if my procedure is correct and enough. I've always heard and read that I must disconnect from the internet when creating Electrum Wallets, to keep away from hacks, viruses, ...
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Transfer BTC from paper wallet without 3rd party (like blockchain.com etc)

I have btc on my paper wallet and I want to transfer to some other address. How can I do this without sharing my private key to some other site like blockchain.com or electrum?
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Electrum paper wallet exploit

I want to generate a paper wallet with Electrum using my personal computer that I've been using for a few years now, meaning that I'm online with it daily. I know that the optimal solution is to use a ...
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Import bitcoin address only with public key [closed]

I want to import a none spendable paper wallet. This was possible in the past. But now I am only allowed to import an adress with the private key. So this address won´t be none spendable. Was there an ...
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Paper wallet safety

I'm using the mobile "trust wallet" app, and my plan is (was?) to write down the mnemonic key and keep it in a safe place, then delete the app. Then whenever I need to receive or send money to a ...
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Verify Receive and Change Addresses

I run a coldcard with Electrum and Electrum-Personal-Server. As I understand it, we use hardware wallets because we don't trust our laptops. However, I've only been able to verify the sending ...
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Words to seed translation

In bitcoin wallet that support bip39 mnemonic code, is there a way to get the 12/24 words from the seed generated by them? Or the translation is one-way only (from words to seed)?
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Handwritten paperwallet or hardwarewallet to store Bitcoins?

Most people I talk to are convinced that a hardware wallet is the safest place to hold your Bitcoins. But I'm not so sure if it's not safer if I create offline on a non compromised fresh system the ...
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Wondering about the viability of a Hardware Wallet

I want to roll my own hardware wallet using a USB stick. I have some concerns: Do I need to download the entire blockchain in order to create a new wallet? Do I need to download and store the entire ...
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What does a Bitcoin lightning private key look like?

I know bitcoin private keys start with a 5... But how does a lightning bitcoin private key look like? Say I wanted to printed it out as a paper wallet.
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Multi-destination transaction from paper wallet

As far as I know, I can make a transaction to a single destination by sweeping/importing private key. How can I make a transaction to multiple destinations?
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I just compiled bitcoind and run for the first time. Do I already have a private key?

Since I have a wallet.dat I suspect I already have a private key and so I could extract it for backup purpose (on paper). How do I do it via terminal with bitcoin-cli?
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Merging cryptocurrency wallets

In my quest to learn about cryorocurrency, as fast as I possibly can, I have registered with about seven wallets, all with one goal, to deposit Bitcoin into one of them, I am yet to do this but I was ...
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Prove that xpub matches xprv?

I'm researching a paper wallet system where I generate an HD xpub/xprv using an offline laptop. I write down the xprv by hand. I capture the xpub via QR code using my phone, to transfer to an online ...
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how to get bitcoin off an exchange?

As a corollary to asking how to transfer from cold storage, how is bitcoin first put into a paper, or other wallet, when it originates on an exchange? My primary concern is more getting the coins out ...
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What's the easiest way to import a balance from a paper wallet private key (non-QR code) to coinbase?

I tried using BRD, but it only accepts QR Code imports.
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How can I import the Mini Private Key of a physical coin?

I have a physical Litecoin based on a Casacius Bitcoin. I have the public key and see that the Litecoins are there. Peeling back the seal/sticker revealed a Mini Private Key, but I'm having trouble ...
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bitaddress.org paper wallet vs. single wallet

After generating a single wallet (at bitaddress.org), the paper wallet option at the top shows a different public address? Why is the public address different?
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Bitcoin wallet address

I generated a paper wallet. Then search Blockchain.com with the public key. There are 2 blockchain results with same public key. 1) BTC address and 2) BCH address. This is confusing. How can I ...
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How can I import my XRP private key online to spend funds?

How can I use my XRP paper wallet private key (or "private address") to send XRP to another address? I know that once a private key touches the internet, the wallet can't be used again (for security ...
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Spending BTC from an Electrum watch-only paper wallet?

I've an old BIP-38 paper wallet, and I imported that address into an Electrum (version 3.3.6) watch-only wallet. I now want to transfer that BTC to an Exchange. I have the relevant password for the ...
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What did I do wrong that caused me to lose bitcoin?

I've been accumulating bitcoin into a paper wallet for a couple weeks. It's all been stolen. I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/...
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How to access bitcoins with my private key but no passphrase?

I utilized a website, bitcoinpaperwallet.com, to randomly generate a Private and Public key pair for Bitcoins storage. This new Public address is now available for anyone to send bitcoins into....
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Is it possible to withdraw other cryptocurrencies besides bitcoin (ex: etherum) into a Bitcoin paper wallet?

I've been wanting to know if withdrawing other cryptocurrencies into a bitcoin paper wallet would be incompatible with that system. I haven't tried it myself.
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What type of Bitcoin wallet is more secure than others?

What type of Bitcoin wallet is more secure than others among Paper wallet, Physical bitcoin, Mobile wallet and Web wallet ?
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